WEIRDLAND: Nick & Norah different from the novel

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Nick & Norah different from the novel

Read my review of the book "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" again.

"The book I speak of is 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist' by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. A basic synopsis goes like this:

Tortured emo boy meets equally tortured indie girl. Boy and girl make out at boy's show. Hijinks follows with both boy and girl's exes, good international food, burlesque with nuns and hotel rooms.

Suffice to say it's a GREAT book.

Michael Cera splits the starring role with Kat Dennings as Nick and Norah respectively. Michael Cera is SO WRONG for this role. Yes, we saw in Juno that he pulls off tortured very well. But, as much as I hate to say it, HE'S NOT EMO ENOUGH!!!! UGH!!! He is described in the book as being a huge hipster...where's the lady bangs? Where's the tight, artfully ripped girl jeans? Where's the scenester band guy I've come to know and love??? Ugh. They could have gotten some fabulous up and coming actor...HELL they could have gotten ROBERT PATTINSON for all I care.
And Kat Dennings...sorry girl. I loved you in Charlie Bartlett...but you're TOO pretty to be Norah. And you're not NEARLY icy enough. YOU ARE supposed to be playing the Tin Woman here. A little more ice would be nice!!!
Tris isn't slutty enough, Caroline spends WAY too much time in the trailer [...]
And WHAT is with the emphasis on Caroline?? She's BACKGROUND. She DOESN'T MATTER AS MUCH AS NICK AND NORAH'S PAINFULLY AWKWARD BUT PASSIONATELY LOVING RELATIONSHIP! She DOES NOT get lost in the city and 'meet Jesus' whilst being drunk. EVER. I mean yeah, I haven't read the book in a while, BUT I KNOW THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN.

In short: Nick's not emo enough, Norah is supposed to be more plain and endearing, Tris isn't slutty enough, Caroline gets WAY too much air time, and where the fuck is Tal?"


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